A Dividing Nation Chapter: 9 Was the Civil War inevitable? HOT ROC: Choose one question to respond to. • If you are involved in a serious argument in which something important is at stake, is it better to compromise with or confront your opponent? Explain your reasoning. • Read pg 105 and analyze the picture on pg 104. What does this event tell you about the “climate” in and around the Federal Government before the Civil War? • New Vocab: Abolition “Events Leading to the Civil War.” Sections 9.2, 9.3, 9.4 • Copy the graphic organizer into your notebook, use a WHOLE page. Conflict Year Missouri Compromise – Missouri 1820 applied to join the Union as a slave state. This would have upset the balance of power in the Senate between free and slave states. Compromise or Conflict In order to maintain the balance of power in the Senate, Missouri was allowed to enter the Union as a slave state and the state of Maine was created out of Massachusetts territory and admitted as a free state. Instructions • On the side of the timeline labeled “Compromise,” place events from the list below that you believe reflected a spirit of compromise. On the side of the timeline labeled “Conflict,” place events that you believe showed a spirit of conflict. Be sure to include: ▫ the name and date of the event. ▫ a short description of the event. ▫ a brief explanation of why you believe this event showed a spirit of compromise or conflict. Conflict Year Compromise or Conflict • Events ▫ ▫ ▫ ▫ ▫ ▫ ▫ ▫ ▫ ▫ Missouri Compromise Compromise of 1850 Fugitive Slave Law Uncle Tom’s Cabin Kansas-Nebraska Act Republican Party Dred Scott decision John Brown’s raid Secession Fort Sumter Example: Compromise of 1850 (1850) The Compromise of 1850 was . . . It showed a spirit of compromise because . . .